Raajje TV, part of the opposition voices in the Maldives as the country goes deeper into its extended "state of emergency", suspended broadcasting on February 8. It did so after being warned by the Maldivian military it was airing content deemed harmful to national security.
Maldives Tender and Business News
The State Trading Organization (STO), a government owned company in the Republic of Maldives, has received a syndicated murabaha financing agreement of US$100 million from the Saudi Arabia based International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation.
Beijing-based Deer Jet was just named the top-ranked private jet charter service for the second year running, according to the World Travel Award.
Authorities in the Maldives will soon be getting detailed advance support from Germany's Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help build resilience against future natural disasters.
The Maldives, one of the world's low-lying, small island developing states (SIDS) is literally struggling to keep its head above water as a result of climate-change driver sea-level rise. Knowing it is just one of many in this situation, it is seeking an unusual path to a solution -- getting a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Sungrow, a Chinese solar energy solutions supplier, has installed PV and energy storage system for five islands in the Maldives.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Last month, over two thousand high-level participants from across the world met in Antalya, Turkey for the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action, an action plan used to guide sustainable economic development efforts for Least Developed Countries for the 2011 to 2020 period. The main goal was to understand the lessons learnt by the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the past five years and apply the knowledge moving forward.
The problem of children around the world being exposed to lead -- and the many medical consequences of that -- is still significant even in the 21st century. A study just published by New York University shows the annual economic cost of lead exposure at $977 billion worldwide, with ~$700 billion of that happening just within Asia.
According to a just released market study, the global total value of all airport construction projects is estimated at U.S. $637.8 billion. The biggest single chunk of that is in the Asia-Pacific region, with $224.1 billion or 35.1% of the total.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
Persistence Market Research (PMR) has recently announced the publication of a market study on the global seasonings and spices market. On a global basis, Europe and Asia-Pacific dominate this market.
A 6,830-ton North Korean cargo ship was seized by Philippine government officials as it docked into Subic Bay on March 3. The vessel, its cargo and its crew will be held indefinitely as part of new tougher United Nations sanctions recently approved against the North Korean government.
A new study by ABI Research suggests that despite a floating myth speculating that it will only be a matter of time before personal computers meet their demise, the market is still going strong and shows no sign of slowing down in the immediate future.
New Delhi-based The Oberoi Group, voted the 'Worlds Best Hotel Brand' by Travel + Leisure, USA, in its 2015 World's Best Awards, has signed an agreement to build a new luxury resort in the Maldives.
The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month.
A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry, genetic erosion continues.
A petition has been posted on the White House's web site calling for Obama's prosecution for war crimes in The Hague.
The automotive industry is creating lucrative opportunities along with the increasing market value of polyisobutylene--an impermeable substance used in tires, agricultural chemicals, chewing gum, etc. More than 55% of that market was provided by Asia Pacific corporations.
After nine years in office, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will step down in December perhaps without achieving one of his more ambitious and elusive political goals: ensuring the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).